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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
there were people trapped underneath the rubble. both the president and the mayor of mexico city have visited the scene. the mexican capital is used to experiencing earthquakes. the authorities appear well prepared for search and rescue work. sniffer dogs are being used to look for survivors. so far, though, the authorities have remained tight-lipped about the cause of the blast. local media are reporting that it might have been caused by an electrical fault or gas leak in an adjacent building but there's no confirmation nor denial of that. behind this police cordon, the rescue operation is continuing and preparing to carry on throughout the night. still on the scene here, there are family members of missing workers desperately waiting for news of their loved ones. and either way, this is the worst explosion in mexico city for almost 30 years. will grant, bbc news, mexico. >> now to the wise-cracking former mayor of new york who was as colorful and as exuberant as his city. ed koch was known for speaking his mind and taking on his critics. after a decade of leading the big apple in th
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
. tonight we look back on the life of ed koch and his lasting impact on new york city. in mexico city, authorities are promising a farrer investigation after 32 people were killed in a blast at mexico's state-owned oil company. >> the blast took place at the worst possible moment. in the middle of the afternoon, just as shifts were changing. workers at the state-run energy giant who were in the lobby were caught up in the explosion whicher to through the ground floor -- which tore through the ground floor. emergency services were quickly on the scene and the red cross attended to many of the injured -- injured outside the building. others were taken to nearby hospitals. as the building was evacuated, it soon became clear that the blast had caused significant loss of life and damage. >> we saw the explosion and all the windows in the tower came down. it was very strong. >> we evacuated the tower and i was trapped in the elevator and that scared me. >> large numbers of troops and police have been deployed to help with the rescue operation. the authorities confirmed there were people tra
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
have died during six months of intense urban warfare. this weekend, the city will commemorate the event. we have been talking to some of the survivors. >> 70 years since the end of one of the world's bloodiest battles. the memorial remains one of the most symbolic sites in russia. here come close to a million soldiers died in just six months of ruthless combat. a breath-taking german advance into russia had been blocked at stalingrad. hundreds of thousands of men died in a brutal urban warfare as the red army refused to yield. then, once the russian winter set in, fresh soviet forces surrounded the entire army, killing or capturing every man. the german commander was forced into a humiliating situation. this man witnessed the surrender, but the images that etched most strongly on his memory are the images of death and a burning river. >> everything was on fire. the bank of the river was covered mixed with human heads, arms, legs. there are the remains of people who were being taken across when they were bombed. >> the scale of the loss of life is almost beyond imagination and it a
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